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Description - Medical Work, Medical Knowledge and Health Care by Ellen Annandale

This selection of key articles chronicles research in the fields of medical knowledge, medical work and health care over the past 25 years. The articles are drawn from the leading international journal, The Sociology of Health and Illness and were originally published between 1980 and 2000. Presented together in one volume, they provide an overview of the major changes in the delivery of health care over this period, and in the way that social scientists and health care providers have conceptualised medical knowledge and practice.In introducing each section of the book, the editors situate the articles within the development of research in the field and flag up links to other relevant literature. These features help to make this Reader an excellent resource for students of sociology, social policy, social work, health policy or health care.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631223276
ISBN-10: 0631223274
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 504
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ellen Annandale

Ellen Annandale, Mary Ann Elston and Lindsay Prior are all experts in the sociology of medical work, medical knowledge and health care. Until recently, they were senior members of the editorial team of the journal, The Sociology of Health and Illness. Dr Annandale is the author of The Sociology of Health and Medicine'; (1989), Dr Elston is the editor of The Sociology of Medical Science and Technology'; (Blackwell Publishing, 1997) and Dr Prior is the author of The Social Organisation of Mental Illness'; (1993).

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